Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day!  For the occasion, a lovely little poem for you by Helen Steiner Rice…

Fathers Are Wonderful People


Fathers are wonderful people

Too little understood,

And we do not sing their praises

As often as we should


For, somehow, Father seems to be

The man who pays the bills,

While Mother binds up little hurts

And nurses all our ills…


And Father struggles daily

To live up to “HIS IMAGE”

As protector and provider

And “hero or the scrimmage”…


And perhaps that is the reason

We sometimes get the notion,

That Fathers are not subject

To the thing we call emotion,


But if you look inside Dad’s heart,

Where no one else can see

You’ll find he’s sentimental

And as “soft” as he can be…


But he’s so busy every day

In the grueling race of life,

He leaves the sentimental stuff

To his partner and his wife…


But Fathers are just WONDERFUL

In a million different ways,

And they merit loving compliments

And accolade of praise,


For the only reason Dad aspires

To fortune and success

Is to make the family proud of him

And to bring them happiness…



He’s a guardian and a guide,

Someone that we can count on


Happy Father’s Day.  enjoy the day 🙂


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1 Response to Father’s Day

  1. Nellie says:

    Not to put a damper on the sentiment…and for all those out there who had non-abusive fathers, this poem is true. For those reading the site who had abusive fathers or were abused by someone who called themselves father, I hope that yesterday was a day that you were good to yourself or spent it with someone who was a good man and could be a “chosen” father to you!

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